Friday, 13 January 2017

Daffodil

We have had a real heat wave and even too hot to go
outdoors, so the best thing is to sit under the air conditioning
and craft, sending lots of warmth to you who are in the cold.

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For my card I stamped the background using TH Distressed ink
and coloured my flower from Power Poppy with
Derwent Inktense pencils. These are the first pencils
I ever purchased years ago and just retrieved them from
their hiding place. They will certainly be used more.


After stamping my image I put it through the Scan n Cut machine
and cut around the flower, coloured then placed onto the
background with mounting foam.


I am entering my card into:

Power Poppy....winter blooms
Up for a Challenge?

The Flower Challenge...blue and yellow

57 comments:

Maxine D said...

Annie this is stunning - love your colours, and that bow is an amazing blue that sets everything else off to perfection.
Hope it cools down for you soon.
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa Lynn said...

Annie, this is gorgeous. We have it just the opposite as usual. Just wish Mother Nature could get a balance.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card, I am looking forward to seeing daffodils here! Hugs, Valerie

Margreet said...

Stunning card Annie...enjoy the sun...this night 10 cm of snow has fallen...
xxx Margreet

Elborgi said...

wonderful spring card

Elma

Gina said...

Beautiful how you did that back ground ! And thank you for the little warmth :) Hugs, Gina

Debra K. said...

Wonderful daffodil card Annie! Love the blue/yellow combination and your stamped background. The daffodil is coloured so perfectly, you should definitely use your Inktense pencils again. Can't believe you got the scan and cut to cut round your flowers, I just couldn't get it to cut round stamped images at all so I've hardly used it.
Thanks for leaving little messages for me, they make me smile :). Debra x

Glennis said...

Wonderful colouring with those pencils Annie

Wendy L said...

Absolutely gorgeous Annie, xxx

Valerija said...

Amazing card. Love the spring flowers.
Valerija xx

chrissie said...

So sorry it is too hot for you Annie. It is very cold here and we have snow so a mix of your weather and ours would be great, Lovely to see a daffodil and the promise of Spring and it is such a beautiful card

Love Chrissie xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous, love the image and fab design.xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card annie love the vibrant colours

Anne

Laine said...

So pretty and delicate Annie. It is subzero here and the snow is at the moment chucking it down!!!
Laine
xx

Jane Savage said...

Love the gorgeous intensity of colour you've achieved, Annie those daffs really pop off the card! Stay cool, we are freezing here in the UK at the moment! Brrrrrr! Have a great (cooler) weekend! xxx

Viv said...

Oh this is so pretty Annie! what beautiful stamping and colouring. The subtle swirly background is a perfect foil to your stamping too.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Pam said...

So beautiful! Love the colors and pretty background.

Karin van eijk said...

gorgeous card Annie
Gr Karin

KraftyKoolKat said...

So gorgeous sweetie. I adore that background. It is freezing here, I will parcel you up some snow.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous Spring themed card, love the image and so beautifully coloured too. I just keep telling myself that it won't be long until the warmer weather here in the UK, hope it cools down for you soon.
Lorraine

Berina RGA said...

Such a beautiful card Annie!! Love those daffodils! Ah Annie! Please stay safe! Here, it's very cold and we are expecting a ice storm, whatever that is.

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so elegant and stunning, Annie!! The background looks amazing!! I love the beautiful flowers!! It makes me long for spring!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Stacy Morgan said...

Beautiful! These daffodils look wonderful in rich yellow and the blue hues surrounding. Wonderful card. Thanks for playing in our Winter Blooms challenge this month.

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning Annie, love the gorgeous image and wonderful colours especially the background.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Chris said...

Beautiful Annie! Fabulous colours and that stunning daffodil is just what I needed to see today...hopes of spring. It snowed here last night although most of it has melted now!
Chris
x

Petra L said...

Gorgeous aNNie :-)

Hugs, Petra

Lia said...

This card is giving me spring feelings, but just today winter has started over here with frost and snow....
Lia xx

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Gorgeous card Annie! I love the yellow and blue color scheme! We had a low of 9 last Saturday, high of 81 Wednesday, and 45 for a high today! Poor Mother Nature is so confused!

Brenda

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning card Annie, these gorgeous daffodils are making me wish for spring when the weather here will be warmer than it is today.

Sue ss

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card.

scrAPpamondo said...

This stunning card is so spring like, love it!! Fabulous colours combo and your colouring on these daffodils looks amazing!! Love the background, too!!
Thanks so much for sending here lots of warmth, today the weather is less cold!! :D

Chrissy said...

For a start I love blue and yellow..the background is fabulous and love the bow around the flowers..gorgeous card Annie..

luv CHRISSYxx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is so beautiful Annie the colours are so lovely and vibrant the bow and pearls tied around the flowers looks perfect
hugs
lorraine x

Dora said...

Beautiful!

Serena Lewis said...

Beautiful card, Annie! Daffodils were my favourite flower as a child and also happens to be the flower of my birth month - March. I still love them.

We don't have the luxury of air-con here so we are sweltering in the Brissie heat and humidity. I don't like going outdoors in the heat either.

Thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

Ans Gilbert said...

Hi Annie,
we had snow this morning and now it's raining..
Love your daffodil card,
hugs,
Ansx

Loz said...

Gorgeous card and colours Annie..Loz

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Annie. Our daffs are just coming up xx

Carol S. said...

I wish we could have some of your heat. We had snow this morning and heavy winds and a high tide surge starting as I write. It is supposed to hit the town above us and have evacuated 5,000 homes that could be flooded. We are hoping we are ok here. The other side of our town is also expected to flood about ten o'clock tonight. Love this card and the pencils have given a beautiful finish. I bought some of these pencils when we went to the factory at Derwent Water in the Lake District last year. Big hugs and keep cool, Carol S.xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is lovely.

Kathleen said...

A fabulous image and a great background, looks like mosaic tiles, gorgeous colour of the ribbon.

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Heatwave! It's a snowy Inverness and zero temperature, oh well it is winter.
You've made a fabulous floral card Annie, lovely colouring and design, love it Kate x

MagsB said...

Wow, Annie, this is fabulous! What gorgeous colouring!

love Mags B x

Carol L said...

THis is a real stunner with all of that gorgeous color! Stay cool while we're about to get hit with S.N.O.W.

Camille Short said...

Fantastic card! I love the pretty bouquet and those colors!!

Donna Ellis said...

Love love LOVE how you used this beautiful image, Miss Annie! Beauty exudes - both in color and delicateness! GORGEOUS CREATION, my sweet Aussie friend! Hoping you enjoy a great week-end! hugs, de

Fiki said...

wow!
gorgeous card!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ
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*Vicki* said...

Your daffodil image is so beautiful Annie!! Gorgeous coloring and design my friend! HUGS :)

Migdalia said...

I love the gorgeous daffodils!Beautiful card my friend!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Annie, beautiful! Love these flowers on the blue background. I hear those are some of the best watercolor pencils. You used them expertly!

Pollard Carole said...

Amazing card i just love it love and hugs Carole x

crafty-stamper said...

Been freezing here today but snow came and went in 2 hours yesterday-beautifully coloured image and great background
Carol x

Lisa Andersson said...

Stunning! love the blue and yellow together. Gorgeous colouring.
Hugs, Lisa

Pia S said...

The background is stamped, but it looks like it could have been stenciled. It really is special and it's beautiful with this image.

Stacy Morgan said...

Now that is come bold colors... whohoo!!! Wonderful shading, great card. Thanks for playing in our Winter Blooms challenge this month.

ChristineCreations said...

I really love Inktense Pencils as well because of the rich pigmented colour you can achieve. Your daffodils look beautifully vibrant! Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy this month!

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations on your win over at the flower challenge blog - Annie - it's one of my favorite creations you have made! xo